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Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang River | Near Cai Rang Bridge, Can Tho 920000, Vietnam
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Touring a floating market in the Mekong Delta is a box that many travellers to Saigon wish to check, and none are bigger, or more popular than the Can Tho’s Cai Rang Floating Market.The Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 04:00 and runs until 10:00, meaning that you’ll have to get an early start of the day if you want to visit.The market is about six kilometres from Can Tho, or about a 40-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you get a glimpse of life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water.Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling all variety of goods lines the river. Not really a place for souvenirs, people come here instead to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs, and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like. Your guide on the boat will usually give you information about Cai Rang as you weave through the hordes. You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.After the market you’ll be ferried off to your breakfast break at a local orchard. You’ll be led around a fairly large garden growing a big variety of local fruits, which you’ll get to sample after your walk. Once your breakfast or fruits is eaten, you’ll go back to the boat and it’s time to explore some of the Mekong’s canals. Your tour boat will slowly coast down a few of these quiet canals, choked on both sides by greenery. As the sun starts to heat things up, your tour will draw to a close, returning you to downtown Can Tho.Since the market starts early in the morning, and because Can Tho is a healthy bus ride from Saigon — about four hours — you won’t have the option of seeing this floating market as a day tour from HCMC. Instead, you’ll have to spend the night in Can Tho.
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Cai Rang River | Near Cai Rang Bridge, Can Tho 920000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

as the postcards depict... so I wasn't disappointed. If you're in the general direction of course you'd go there... but not make a special trip.

Thank Jqqls
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The market is seemed to serve for tourists only, not so crowded and cannot see the real life of trading people. Try coffee on boat was such a great experience, or taste some types of local fruits. All people we met on our way were...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

hi, i joined a mekong Delta homestay tour with Susan.the tour was grandios, very well organized and felt super authentic. susan introduced us in the mekong life like Friends,she knows a lot and make the Trip the best mekong Trip ever. we saw different villages...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the floating markets as part of a 2 day tour from HCM. Good to see the market in action. The hussle and bustle of life on the Mekong. Can see that this won’t exist in a few years due to progress, bridges and big...More

Thank Gary L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of great photos of the river boat markets. One hour ride was adequate. Only about a 20 minute taxi ride from the center to the docks where you can negotiate with the private boat owners. A great way to experience this unique river life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather was perfect for a tour of the floating market Just seeing the ladies in their small crafts offering meals to the people buying or selling their fruits and vegetables from boats was an image that will be forever in my mind . The much...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour with Susan of the floating market. An incredible opportunity to see first hand the real Vietnam. The Mekong delta is the lifeblood of the local area and there really is no better tour than this to immerse yourself in the...More

Thank JaneAnnabel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't sure whether to visit mekong delta or not, but am more than haopy I did! Nature is beautiful, only the boat tour to the floating market is already a highlight. Not crazy touristy. Though the market shrinks and changes to land markets, it's still...More

Thank J G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great insight into an incredible way of life. Really amazing that some of the boats don't sink, they are so overloaded.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wild market to experience. Watching various produce vendors selling wholesale via boats is quite fascinating. You must try the coffee from the coffee guy boating around the market. Best coffee. Also a women makes fresh banh mis from her banh mi boat and noodle lady...More

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You should try Cai Rang since the venue is more convenient and I believe there are activities for you to enjoy over there. Cheers.
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